An introduction to what mindful self compassion is and what the MSC course is about. We will do some activities from the course and cover some topics. Sign up information will also be available.
An introduction to Mindful Self Compassion and the MSC course to give an idea of what MSC is about and some sample activities from the course. More information on upcoming classes and sign up sheets will be available.
An introductory session to give an idea of what an 8 week program would look like, with some activities and topics from the course. Information on the course and sign up sheets will also be available.
This ‘Introduction to Mindful Self-Compassion ‘course combines the skills of mindfulness and self-compassion to enhance our capacity for wellbeing.
The course provides valuable, research-based tools that can help you integrate self-compassion into your daily lives.
Self-compassion involves treating ourselves with kindness, like we would a good friend we care about. Self-compassion helps us to learn to accept our imperfections and learn to deal with life’s inevitable difficulties with more ease. It motivates us to make changes in our lives, start to care about ourselves and want to lessen our distress.
Mindfulness and compassion have often been described as two wings of the same bird: each of us needs both to soar. In this workshop, Emily will guide participants in how to begin or enhance a mindful self-compassionate practice.
The three key components of self-compassion as taught by Dr. Kristen Neff are self-kindness, a sense of common humanity, and mindful awareness. Kindness opens our hearts to the difficulties of life, so we can tune in and give ourselves what we need. Common humanity helps us feel more connected to others, reminding us that we are not alone. Mindfulness allows us to be more connected to the present moment, so we can accept our experience with less resistance and greater ease.
The practice of self-compassion provides emotional strength and resilience, creating a comforting foundation for any necessary changes or transitions we might need to face. Self-compassion teaches us to motivate ourselves with kindness rather than criticism and to more fully open our hearts to ourselves and others. Rapidly expanding research clearly demonstrates that self-compassion is related to emotional wellbeing, lower anxiety and depression, maintenance of healthy habits such as diet and exercise, and more satisfying personal relationships.
Location: 5369 St. Laurent, Art of Living Yoga Studio
Course Fee: $50 ($40 for students or if unemployed).
During this workshops, participants will learn:
Emily is a trained teacher with the Center of Mindful Self Compassion and has received direct training under the guidance of Dr. Kristen Neff and Dr. Chris Germer. She has been teaching mindfulness-based groups for over 6 years and is excited to share her new passion for the growing area of mindful self compassion research and practice with you.
Taught in English, but with bilingual (french/ english) discussion format
This introductory one day experiential workshop will offer mindful self-compassion skills that will soften and transform your relationship with food and body image. You will learn practices you can use immediately to help calm that inner critical voice, soothe yourself when suffering, learn to check in and tend to yourself emotionally and support yourself in more sustainable, loving and healthful ways.
Studies show that Mindful Self-Compassion skills help reduce anxiety, stress, perfectionism and burnout while increasing strength, resiliency and life satisfaction. The morning will introduce mindful self-compassion skills and the afternoon will focus on integrating these skills with eating psychology and mind-body nutrition.
Mindfulness helps us cultivate awareness of what’s happening in the moment with curiosity and connection to our thoughts, feelings and sensations. Instead of overriding your true bodily needs, mindful eating teaches you how to tune in to your true hunger signals and choose foods that nourish and sustain.
Victoria Pawlowski, RD.,M.Ed., RCC is a Registered Clinical Counsellor, Dietitian and Mindful Self-Compassion Teacher with extensive training and experience in eating psychology. This workshop is for anyone interested in learning about Mindful Self-Compassion and how it can support health and well-being.